Tennis Needs to Rework International Competitions

With today’s news, I repost my ideas on what to do with national team- based tennis competitions.

Tennis Abides: Dan Martin on Tennis and Life

There was a time when a case could be made that tennis should not be an olympic sport, but it is not 1988 any longer.  With the summer games having taken on a great deal of importance, is it time for Davis Cup and Federation Cup to loosen their scheduling demands?

A Modest Proposal – An Olympic Layoff

Davis Cup and Federation Cup could take olympic years off.  These contests would still occur 3 out of 4 years, but a year off could do everyone some good.

A Bold Proposal – A Tennis World Cup

Davis and Federation Cup take place during odd numbered years.  Olympic years would obviously hold olympic tennis.  On non-olympic even numbered years, tennis could put on a World Cup type competition with teams being comprised of male and female players and each country fields two male singles players, two female singles players, male and female…

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